Elevation: 1,616 ft
GPS: 30.508, -98.812 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Steve Marr on Oct 26, 2006 · Updates
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Access Issue: Rule changes for pets and trail closures 30 minutes after sunset Details

Description

Freshman Mountain is the smallest of the three domes and sits midway between the Main Dome and Buzzards Roost. Like the Little Dome areas, Freshman Mountain does not see a lot of traffic (climbers or hikers). There are four climbing areas on the dome itself, all found on its southern and eastern sides. The Rock Clark Wall and South American Boulders are both located on the dome’s southern flanks. The Yellow Pages and Mirage Wall are on the eastern side. Also like the Little Dome areas, these climbs are all short, single pitch routes with the only bolted lines located in the South American Boulders. The South American Crack (5.8+) is the area’s premiere climb.

Getting There

The easiest way to the Freshman Mountain climbing areas is via the Loop Trail or Sandy Creek. Follow the trail or creek east until you reach the large group pavilion. From here, turn left and follow the Turkey Pass trail past the Frog Pond and Turkey Peak into the pass. The flanks of Freshman Mountain will be on your right. Scramble up the slabs and traverse around the south side to reach Rock Clark and the South American Boulders. Continue around the dome to reach the Yellow Pages and Mirage Wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Freshman Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Rotten Corner
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 49
South American Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 13
Viejos Huevos
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 11
Mirage
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5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 4
I Dropped The Ayatollah
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 40
Amazon Boulder
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 14
Ivy League
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 10
Nuevos Huevos
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Fingerblast
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5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 5
Whimpy Crack
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Rock Clark
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Rotten Corner Mirage Wall Area
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
South American Crack Amazon Boulders
 49
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Viejos Huevos Yellow Pages Wall
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Mirage Mirage Wall Area
 11
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Trad
I Dropped The Ayatollah Yellow Pages Wall
 4
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad
Amazon Boulder Amazon Boulders
 40
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Ivy League Mirage Wall Area
 14
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Nuevos Huevos Yellow Pages Wall
 10
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Fingerblast Yellow Pages Wall
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Whimpy Crack Mirage Wall Area
 5
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
Rock Clark Amazon Boulders
 6
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
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